With any luck I loaned it out and forgot about it. I'll still never see it again, but at least it's still doing something useful.
The quality of the domestic version is so much better, but not $50 better. The price of a legit copy is shameful.
Edit: Just had a thought that any profit on these sales should really go to a charity or foundation.
I remember O'Reilly himself saying that the pricing on Ebooks was currently an experiment and they are trying to figure out what is best. That's why, in my opinion, they do eboook deals every day.
But the real kicker was I suddenly had a coupon code that lasted for about 2 weeks that was for $5 for any new ebook. I blew about $200 that pay period, so now I've got enough reading material for half a life-time.
I so wish Amazon would loosen up on their Kindle DRM. I've only purchased a few titled, and my Kindle is pretty much am O'reilly Reader these days.
I really wish the cost of the ebooks was in the $5 range for most titles (O'Reilly or not). At that price, I'd purchase so many tech books on impulse, I'd probably never get around to reading most of them, but rather to have them for reference.
You need to register a Oreilly.com account. Once you do that you should be able under Your Products and then Print Books to upgrade them to Ebooks for 4.99.
It's a crazy good deal. I've also seen people just buy the book off the Android app store and export the epub out of the app. I think the Adiko book app will do that for you.
They're eBooks so the margins are pretty high.
I think it would have been nice if they'd offered a deep discount on paper books on this occasion.
The only one of these I own are "Mastering Algorithms with C" (fairly useful) and "Understanding the Linux Kernel" (rather useful and well written, could actually be used for an graduate/advanced undergraduate operating systems class).
But buy the book.